GORGEOUS Lives

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What your handwriting says about you, Reading Between The Lines by Emma Bache

15 Sep 2018

What your handwriting says about you, Reading Between The Lines by Emma Bache with Josephine Pembroke Do you have big or small writing? Or large loops or big spaces between your letters? We do still write, not as much as we used to; birthday cards, thank you letters and shopping lists. Find out how to…

Jo Pratt & Fran Warde, co-founders Cookbook Festival with Donna Freed

  Jo Pratt & Fran Warde, co-founders Cookbook Festival with Donna Freed   Cookbook authors and friends, Jo Pratt and Fran Warde, along with Lucy Cufflin have come together to found the UK’s very first cookbook festival. There are food festivals and book festivals but this unique festival celebrates the books we cook with and…

What Would Boudicca Do? E. Foley and B. Coates with Donna Freed

  What Would Boudicca Do? E. Foley and B. Coates with Donna Freed While we don’t expect or want you to burn London to the ground every time someone pisses you off, but bad-ass Boudicca’s method of dealing with adversity does have a certain appeal. The authors were inspired to find (only) 50 fantastic women…

Lucy Cufflin, co-founder of the Cookbook Festival with Donna Freed

  Lucy Cufflin has never been put off by being the first, especially when it comes to food. Her mother was the first foodie she knew and she has been working in food since she was a teen. She is a cookbook author herself, and knows the power of a proper recipe. It was of…

Pippa & Lizzie – The Vignettes, Queens of Harmony GORGEOUS ENTERTAINMENT with Josephine Pembroke

26 Aug 2018

  Pippa & Lizzie – The Vignettes, Queens of Harmony GORGEOUS ENTERTAINMENT with Josephine Pembroke Charismatic classically trained musicians turned jazz, showtunes singers, Pippa and Lizzie tell us all about their exciting cabaret stage show. Both Pippa and Lizzie have super successful singing careers in their own right but coming together as a team and…

Francoise Malby Anthony & Katja Willemsen, An Elephant In My Kitchen with Donna Freed

Francoise Malby Anthony & Katja Willemsen, An Elephant In My Kitchen with Donna Freed When Francoise Malby refused to share a taxi on a bone-chilling day in London with a scruffy, bearded man, it was the very last time she said no to future husband Lawrence Anthony. So when he said they should buy a…

Playwright RABIAH HUSSAIN with CORINNA McSHANE on her debut play SPUN, class and microaggressions for GORGEOUS LIVES

15 Aug 2018

Playwright RABIAH HUSSAIN with CORINNA McSHANE on her debut play SPUN, class and microaggressions for GORGEOUS LIVES Rabiah Hussain’s stunning debut play ‘Spun’ recently opened in London to much public and critical acclaim. Rabiah explains why she wrote a play focusing on two girls and their friendship rather than their relationships with men. She discusses…

Eva Crawford’s Parliamentary Petition with Donna Freed

08 Aug 2018

Eva Crawford’s Parliamentary Petition with Donna Freed Actress Eva Crawford’s Crusade on Parliament Eva Crawford is petitioning Parliament to stop lawyers having access to counselling notes in rape and sexual assault cases. After she herself was assaulted, she was contacted by the Rape Crisis charity who while they encouraged her to avail herself of therapy,…

Anna Mazzola, The Story Keeper with Donna Freed – GORGEOUS READS

02 Aug 2018

      Anna Mazzola, The Story Keeper with Donna Freed – GORGEOUS READS  Anna Mazzola excels at creating the atmosphere of her historically set novels. In The Story Keeper, we follow Audrey Hart from 1857 London to the Isle of Skye where the clearances have wreaked havoc in the crofting communities where she is trying to work…

Am I Ugly? by Michelle Elman, Body Confidence Coach Gorgeous Wellbeing with Josephine Pembroke

Am I Ugly? by Michelle Elman, Body Confidence Coach Gorgeous Wellbeing with Josephine Pembroke At some point every day we catch our reflection and look at our stomach, face or body and we often don’t like what we see. Michelle Elman body confidence coach believes we can change and all become body positive. Buy the…

Is Monogamy Dead? by Rosie Wilby GORGEOUS COMEDY with VICTORIA PEARSON

01 Aug 2018

Is Monogamy Dead? by Rosie Wilby GORGEOUS COMEDY with VICTORIA PEARSON  Award winning comedian and broadcaster Rosie Wilby chats to Victoria Pearson. Topics include her new book ‘Is Monogamy Dead?’ stand up comedy as a form of very public therapy and Conscious Uncoupling.  https://www.rosiewilby.com/ #GorgeousComedy #RosieWilby #radiogorgeous                    …

A Little Book of Permission by Susie Sourwine – GORGEOUS WELLBEING with Josephine Pembroke

21 Jul 2018

A Little Book of Permission by Susie Sourwine GORGEOUS WELLBEING with Josephine Pembroke This book is like no other, it let’s you think differently, breathe, reflect, relax, let go, trust and live; all through the power of permission. Susie explains her life story and how it led to this gem of a book. Buy the book…

The Actresses by Barbara Ewing with Josephine Pembroke on Radio GORGEOUS

12 Jul 2018

The Actresses by Barbara Ewing with Josephine Pembroke on Radio GORGEOUS At last! A novel with a middle aged woman, with grey hair on the front cover is published in the UK. A first and a victory for us women! Ex actor Barbara chats to Josephine about her novel which has been rereleased after 21…

Leila Aboulela, Elsewhere AUTHOR OF THE WEEK with Donna Freed

10 Jul 2018

Leila Aboulela, Elsewhere AUTHOR OF THE WEEK with Donna Freed   Leila talks in-depth to Donna about her life in writing as an award winning novelist and playwright. Leila moved to Aberdeen following her husband with a baby and small child. Even though she had never considered being an author she frequented the library and found…

Mrs Pankhurst’s Purple Feather – Fashion Fury & Feminism – Women’s Fight for Change by Tessa Boase

Mrs Pankhurst’s Purple Feather – Fashion Fury & Feminism – Women’s Fight for Change by Tessa Boase Oxford educated journalist Tessa Boase, has now become Britain’s leading writer about unknown women in history. Tessa discovered that the RSPB was founded by women who were opposed to dead birds on hats. And these women had been…

K.A. McKeagney, TUBING: Sex on the Tube with Donna Freed AUTHOR on Radio Gorgeous

08 Jul 2018

  K.A. McKeagney, TUBING:  Sex on the Tube with Donna Freed AUTHOR on Radio Gorgeous  Strangers on a train … having sex! Polly is a bit disenchanted with life and sex with a stranger seems like a delicious fantasy until it isn’t. There’s no such thing as a perfect stranger: neither perfect and perhaps not…

How To Be A Grown Up by Daisy Buchanan with Josephine Pembroke

05 Jul 2018

How To Be A Grown Up by Daisy Buchanan with Josephine Pembroke Do you want more joy in your life? The wonderful top journalist and agony aunt for Grazia, Daisy Buchanan gives us tips and advice on how to live our life well and cleverly. Josephine and Daisy chat about subjects such as how to…

KATY BRAND Comedian Actor & Writer with VICTORIA PEARSON – GORGEOUS COMEDY

03 Jul 2018

KATY BRAND Comedian Actor & Writer with VICTORIA PEARSON – GORGEOUS COMEDY Willfully frumpy Katy Brand comedy star of Katy Brand’s Big Ass Show and writer of ‘Brenda Monk is Funny’ chats with Victoria Pearson. Topics include; her new hit play 3Women, the addictive nature of stand up comedy, working with Kate Moss, religion and feminism…

Relight My Fire, create a sexy wishlist with Author Joanna Boulouri with Josephine Pembroke

30 Jun 2018

  Relight My Fire, create a sexy wishlist with Author Joanna Boulouri with Josephine Pembroke Having a child can kill your sex life; find out how Phoebe and Oliver got their mojos back, big time. Josephine chats to best selling Glasgow based author Joanne Bolouri about fantasies, the dating scene and strong Scottish women. #RelightMyFire #RadioGorgeous…

Singer RUMER on Animal Welfare & life juggling GORGEOUS LIVES with Corinna McShane

Singer RUMER on Animal Welfare & life juggling GORGEOUS LIVES with Corinna McShane Critically acclaimed Rumer is an award winning singer songwriter whose debut single ‘Slow’ became one of 2010’s most requested Radio 2 tracks. Rumer talks to Corinna about how adopting rescue dog Alfie, led to a passion for animal welfare. Candidly open, Rumer also…

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